The rolling hills of central Texas are near and dear to my heart, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when my friend Coley, from 3 of Cups Design + Florals, asked me to photograph a styled shoot at Spicewood Vineyards earlier this September. We had an amazing time, playing dress up, drinking wine, gallivanting around, and making beautiful photos. Check out the magic below! Photographer: Twin Lens Weddings Venue and Furniture: Spicewood Vineyards Styling and Floral Design: 3 of Cups Design + Florals Paper Goods and Invitation Suite: Elizabeth Kayde Hair: Jean Barton Make Up: Brittany Bell Spencer Desserts: Green Lily Bakery Wedding Dress: Signature Bridal Salon Jewelry: Psyche Jewelry Models: Briana Palacios and Matt Blackwell
Liz and Josh were so ecstatic on their wedding day that no hiccups, even forgetting the marriage license (whoops!) could bring them down! They happily ventured out in the soft drizzle with their bridesmaids and groomsmen for some of the dreamiest portraits we’ve had the privilege of shooting. Scroll down to see!
As the temperatures drop and colors start to change, Sarah and I are starting to feel wedding season winding down. For the past two months we’ve been busy bees, with shoot after shoot alongside launching a new magazine project in the Milwaukee area. Life has truly felt like a whirlwind, and it’s hard to believe it went by so fast. Last weekend we took a much needed day off. A leisurely day picking apples and hiking was just what Sarah and I needed to rejuvenate; the weather was perfect, the apples were crisp, the colors were bold. And the best part is, we finally had some free time to take photos just for fun, just for ourselves.
Marisa and Jim shared an emotional First Look on the Hotel Metro rooftop in downtown Milwaukee. Despite the rain starting to sprinkle, the two stayed outside to share the moment with their family members, who seemed just as thrilled as they did for the upcoming ceremony. Although the rain was unplanned, with umbrellas in tow we managed to take some beautiful portraits in the soft, cool light. Nothing could dampen these two’s spirits on their wedding day, and we are so happy we got to share these moments with them!
I first met Marisa and Jim in a small coffee shop on the East side of Austin. It was serendipitous that this beautiful couple, who was engaged in Texas, was moving up to Milwaukee in the summer and planned to marry there as well. I’m so happy our schedules aligned so I was able to photograph their engagement session in my second home city – Austin. In late August, Sarah and I photographed their wedding at the Wind Point Lighthouse in Racine, and despite the day’s unpredictable weather, it could not have been more perfect. Their ceremony was intimate and moving…full of a lot of happy tears, sunshine, and even a little light rain. The party finished their night off with dinner, drinks, and teeny tiny desserts at Braise in Milwaukee. Wishing these two the best of luck in their future together!
Ellen and David are a sweet and driven couple; they spent part of their engagement across the country from one another to focus on school and their careers, but this past summer David was able to make the move down to Dallas to be with Ellen. Oh happy days! It was such a pleasure to walk around the Dallas Arboretum with them earlier this month. Summer definitely hasn’t let up, and we were met with Texas heat and a bright sun! Check out more images from our warm and bright adventure!
Sometimes the most amazing opportunities in life come along at the last minute. Maggie reached out to us only two months before her & Jason’s wedding date and fortunately, I was free and excited to make a trip out to Georgia’s old stomping ground – Marathon, Texas. After two flights and three hours of driving through barren desert (in the tiniest possible rental car) I arrived in Marathon – the strangest and coolest place I’ve ever been to. Maggie, Jason and their families were more hospitable than I could ever have expected. Maggie and the talented designers at Gage Hotel pulled off the most beautiful desert wedding imaginable – it was an honor and a joy to be a witness for Maggie & Jason and to capture their gorgeous day. At the end of the night as I sat on my motel porch under the stars, I looked through the images on the back of my camera and cried; I was moved to tears by the beauty of the day, the warmth and love that I felt from Maggie, Jason and their …